#chatops (2020-06)

Automation using Chat Bots with systems like Slack and GitHub Archive: https://archive.sweetops.com/chatops/

2020-06-29

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sheldonh

Anyone here used YellowAnt ? It looks kinda like what I’ve wanted to do with handling all the buttons and workflow basics while sending calls to the apis if desired

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sheldonh

@Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) you might have some insight based on your wide range of tooling.

What I’m looking for is something like YellowAnt or Workbot (workato) but with an affordable/entry level fee. Basically I want to create lambdas or other automation for things but I don’t want to program all the task extension stuff per deployment in Microsoft Teams. I want a framework that lets me connect stuff but still do automation. Kinda a “no-code” merged with “powerusers”.

Microsoft Flow is crazy confusing with pricing for some of those, and other tools are just as confusing mostly. I’m likely to use a bot, but in the meantime still looking for something that lets the buttons and interactions basics be handled outside of my code.

My bot handles (poshbot) approvals and more, but it’s tranditional “chatops 1.0” which is command focused. I was hoping to build out something that had buttons and input validation with forms IN Microsoft Teams but think it’s better to have a framework handle all that.

Any ideas?

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maarten

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

I don’t have any better tips unfortunately. But I’m going to check out YellowAnt too. I’d like a hosted solution that works with slack + zapier (where we have the bulk of our automations). I too would likek a better in-slack user experience with forms/buttons/etc.

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

We have $6/user in slack. Yellowant is $5/user month-to-month. I hate it when a service that is < 1% the value of the the platform costs as much as the platform.

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

btw, slack has built-in workflows.

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Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

the lame thing is it doesn’t support outgoing webhooks. only incoming webhooks. I’ve logged my feature request for this, but no updates from slack.

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sheldonh

@Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) so they have a free tier, that’s why i was interested.

2020-06-28

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